The Critical Disability Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association is pleased to announce the revival of the annual Graduate Student Paper Award. Graduate students (MA, PhD) who have had papers accepted for the annual meeting may submit to the award.

Papers may deal with any aspect of disability studies, but we encourage graduate students to ground themselves in current scholarship, taking up such topics as:

  • disability studies as an epistemology and methodology;
  • disability as a contested category that is constructed through race, gender, sexuality, and geographic location; and
  • disability studies as a field with multiple genealogies.

Papers that have been previously accepted for publication are ineligible. The prize includes a certificate and recognition at the caucus meeting held at the annual meeting.

Please submit a single PDF, including the conference paper (3,500 word maximum, including citations and notes), and a cover page including the author’s name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information to on or before October 23.

Post date: October 19, 2023

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